Pro­tect­ing the jo­co­toco antpitta’s home

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Jocotoco Antpitta -

Sit­u­ated on the east­ern slope of the An­des, the Tapicha­laca Re­serve cov­ers around 3,300ha to­day, with ter­rain rang­ing from var­i­ous types of for­est to the high paramo at 3,400m. It sup­ports thou­sands of species, among them over 130 en­demic plants and 12 glob­ally threat­ened species of frog, in­clud­ing the Tapicha­laca tree frog that oc­curs nowhere else. One of the more strik­ing mam­malian res­i­dents is the En­dan­gered An­dean tapir, which is eas­ily iden­ti­fied by its white lips – as though it has just been caught with its snout in a bowl of su­gar.

The Tapicha­laca tree frog ( above) is un­known else­where; ( be­low) An­dean tapir.

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